Small Business of the Year - A small business (in business 2 years or more) that has successfully passed the initial start-up phase and has accomplished expansion goals.
Small Business Start-Up of the Year - A small business (in business less than 2 years) that has successfully created a business plan, obtained financing and opened their doors.
Entrepreneur of the Year - A small business owner who has distinguished themselves by achieving a business goal or overcoming adversity to continue their business operation.
Legacy Business of the Year - A small business that has operated successfully for 10 years or more.
Incubator Small Business of the Year – A small business that is home-based or operates out of a co-work space, incubator, commercial kitchen or consignment space.